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Nov 2018: The benefits of young visitors

Residents of our Orpington home have been playing host to pupils from the nearby Grays Farm School. The benefits of mixing generations can be huge – here’s how it works.

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June 2018: Technology in care homes

Like every other sector and walk of life, the care industry is changing – and changing quickly. Technology isn’t a luxury or a choice any more. It’s simply a part of the world.

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Feb 2018: Nursing in a care home setting

Care homes all over the UK are struggling to attract nurses with some paying exorbitant agency fees to plug the gap. The level of pay and misconceptions about nursing in care homes are seen as largely to blame for nurses opting to work for the NHS instead of the care sector.

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Nov 2017: How CQC reports can guide you in choosing a care home

Not many people know that every care home in the country is subject to regular monitoring and inspection of its services. Even better is that all the information is freely available to read and download online. From risk assessment to leadership, CQC reports ensure you visit a potential care home armed with the right questions.

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Nov 2017: Agreeing on Elder Care

Managing the care of elderly parents can be a challenge even when all members of the family are in agreement. So what about when there are disagreements? Here, we provide our top tips for managing your siblings as well as your parents.

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Oct 2017: Ensuring independence at care homes

Care homes cater for all sorts of people. One size does not fit all and ensuring maximum independence and mobility is essential for residents’ wellbeing. Here, we highlight the important elements.

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Oct 2017: How care homes are changing

Your idea of a care home may be a group of bored older people sitting in a semi-circle in a room that smells of disinfectant. That image may once have been true, but visit a high quality, modern care home and you’ll find things are very different..

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Nov 2016: Costs of care part 3 – domiciliary care

As we get older we need the security of familiar things and places when we’re not firing on all cylinders. It’s easier to navigate round our own home than it might be to adjust to a change of environment. But we’ll need some help.

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